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  • Obituary - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which veteran leader of The BJP passed away recently, who was became senior advocate in supreme court at the age of 34?

A. Sushma Swaraj
B. Sheila Dixit
C. Ratan Singh
D. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Sushma Swaraj was an Indian politician and a Supreme Court lawyer. A senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Swaraj served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi government. She was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi.

2. 

Name of the former External Affairs Minister and first women chief minister of Delhi who passed away recently.

A. Sonia Gandhi
B. Rekha Mahajan
C. Sushma Swaraj
D. Sheila Dikshit

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister and Delhi's first female chief minister, passed away on August 6, 2019. She was 67. Sushma Swaraj was taken to the AIIMS soon after she suffered from a heart attack.

3. 

Padma Shri award winner and educationist Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy passed away. She belongs to the state of;

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Andra Pradesh
C. Karnataka
D. Kerala

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Former Padma Shri award winner and educationist Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy passed away. She received the Padma Shri award in 2010 for her contribution to the field of education. She was the founder of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) Group of Schools.

4. 

Name the founder of the largest coffee chain in India, Cafe Coffee Day(CCD), who passed away recently.

A. V. G. Siddhartha Hegde
B. Harshad Mehta
C. Harivansh Rai Bachchan
D. B.M. Khaitan

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Indian billionaire and a founder of the largest coffee chain in India, Cafe Coffee Day(CCD), V. G. Siddhartha Hegde has been found dead on the banks of the Netravati river near Mangaluru. Siddhartha was the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna.Hailing from the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, he established Cafe Coffee Day in 1996, which is an Indian cafe chain owned by Coffee Day Global Limited serves 1.8 billion cups of coffee, annually, in six countries like Malaysia, Egypt, the Czech Republic, and Austria.

5. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the creation of a museum in memory of all the former Prime Ministers in which city?

A. Kolkata
B. Delhi
C. Mumbai
D. Pune

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that a grand museum dedicated to all the former prime ministers of the country will be built in Delhi. He made the announcement at at an event to release a book on former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, written by Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh.